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. that is a desperately important process. every single shipper who uses a road is affected by whether this is a fair system or not. that lie in your hands. and hours. i will keep at it. you will keep at it. i'm glad you were there. fairness is fairness and that is what makes america work. with that unique statement, i will adjourn the hearing. but you both very much. >> thank you. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] >> there will be a forum on terror hosted by the american enterprise is to it -- institute at live coverage will start of 11:00 a.m. on c-span. ♪ >> this week on "q &a" our guest is warren brown. >> warren brown, you have written about automobiles for 30 years for the washington post." first question, how involved is the u.s. government in determining what we drive in this country? >> very involved from the regulatory the boy. you have safety and emissions controls and that sort of thing. most of those things are determined in terms of the goal of reaching an emissions. , those things are determined by the fed
is the u.s. government in determining what we drive in this garment? >> the government is very involved. involved. how the car companies reach government goals is pretty much up to them as long as they reach them. safety affects structure, interior development, emissions controls, what happens the treatment of exhaust and the whole fuel economy thing affects everything from the shape to the overall size of the car. >> how did you get started reviewing automobiles? >> i had a very wise colleague at "the washington post" who told me that if i wanted to make it at "the washington post," i had to develop a franchise. i had to do something no one else was doing and do it. and live with it. try to love it, if i could. so that is what i did. i was on a national desk when i petitioned to join a business staff. this was much to the chagrin of my editors who felt i was throwing away my career. throwing away my career. i was lucky enough to have friendship with a guy who thought i was crazy but he gave me space to be crazy. so that helped. >> when did you first get interested in automobiles? i gre
be a racist, but you are stupid. us as long as you are stupid, it doesn't matter if he is a racist. that was a lesson that's up with me. that sums up the entire way my parents dealt with race in new orleans. they said it was no excuse. we do not care if somebody calls you the "n" word. if you do not know what you were doing or if you are behaving improperly or you are not trying your best. some people may call that foolish. i call it a blessing. it is how we we're our children as well. not to base your life on what somebody else thinks of you, but to base your life on what you think of yourself and what you want for yourself and what you're doing for other people. >> what did you do differently after your father said you were stupid? bucks i never came home and told him that someone was a racist. if i had a complaint, i made sure that i have researched the complaint early before bringing it to him third. it was the best defense was to know what you were talking about before you started talking about it in his house. i study, that is what i did. i stopped worrying about what i thoug
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